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Old 08-31-2007, 03:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Patriot Extreme Performance 2x512mb
Newegg.com - Patriot Extreme Performance 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

OSZ Gold 1gb
Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory - Retail

Which should I go for, both are about the same price, both 'gaming and high performance' memory.. And would either play kindly with my old stick of 512mb Wintec?
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Cant you pick up 2 gig for just a few bucks more? Most people here are going to tell you to get crucial ballistix. I am running 2gb of ocz, looks similar to those and i havent had any problems with them. Although mine are rated 4-4-4-12.
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Default Re: This ram, Or that ram.

Can't go 2gb yet, not enough spare change.. I'm looking for something thats less than 55 dollars shipped and good for gaming.
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Default Re: This ram, Or that ram.

I'd pick the former.
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definatly save up an extra 15 and get crucial ballistix off newegg for $70 after MIR, its quite worth it
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Default Re: This ram, Or that ram.

well to answer ur question...

i'd take the Patriot because of the lower CAS Timings, but the issue is u have two 512MB sticks in the KIT.... while the gold has higher CAS Timings and 1 Stick of 1GB having more expanability... choose if you want an easy upgrade or better clocked RAM
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The Patriot RAM looks best simply because of lower latency.
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Default Re: This ram, Or that ram.

Alright, I'll go with that.

Any performance difference between 2x512 and 1x1gb?
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Alright, I'll go with that.

Any performance difference between 2x512 and 1x1gb?
DDR is what you get with two sticks. It stands for Double Data Rate and it gives alittle more performance.
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Double Data Rate and also Dual Channel.
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